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A Cottage Industry Goes Big: Institutional Investors Flock to Single-Family Homes
When U.S. house values went down, sales to large institutional investors went up. These firms intend to place their refurbished properties on the rental market to satisfy a growing demand. How might their moves affect the larger housing sector?
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Surveying the Economic Landscape
Data occupy an important part in formulating monetary policy, but they don't play the only part. The Federal Reserve conducts an array of surveys designed to take the pulse of various aspects of the economy.
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The Federal Reserve conducts an array of surveys designed to take the pulse of various aspects of the economy and help inform monetary policy making, and a podcast discusses one of them: the Business Inflation Expectations survey.

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Climbing Out of the Trough: State and Local Government Budgets Regain Some Traction
The recession wreaked havoc on state and local governments' budgets, and federal deficit reduction efforts haven't smoothed the road back. With the modest recovery under way, southeastern states are implementing a variety of methods to restore order to their financial houses.
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